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NISCA Announces 2019-2020 High School All-Americans In Swimming

The high school lists are headed by national record-setters Gretchen Walsh, Claire Curzan, Torri Huske, Phoebe Bacon, Kaitlyn Dobler, and Matt Brownstead.

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YMCA of Central Florida Won’t Resume Aquatics Programs

The YMCA of Central Florida will not resume its competitive aquatics programs as the YMCA returns from closure during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Attorney Bob Allard Calls For Removal of 8 USA Swimming Figures In Open Letter

Attorney Bob Allard wrote an open letter to USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey on behalf of sex abuse survivors, calling for the removal of eight individuals.

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Team Elite Suits Up for Friday Afternoon Time Trial in San Diego

The Team Elite pro training group in San Diego got on the blocks for some time trial racing on Friday to test their return from quarantine.

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USA Swimming Alters Scholastic All-America Requirements

Due to the impact of the coronavirus on schools across the nation, USA Swimming has announced they will be altering the requirements for qualification.

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CIF-SS Considering Short Fall/Winter/Spring Sports Seasons in Spring Semester

A Southern California News Group journalist said he is hearing that the section is considering having three-month overlapping seasons in the spring.

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US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Shows Increase in Drowning Deaths

A new report released by the CPSC says that more time at home for kids with less supervision could lead to even more drownings in 2020

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New Jersey Allows Indoor Pools to Reopen at 25% Capacity

New Jersey, the 11th-largest state by population, has announced that indoor pools can reopen beginning Thursday as crowds flock to the Jersey Shore for the 4th of July.

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USC Will Move Undergraduate Instruction Primarily Online for Fall 2020

Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in California, USC walked back on its initial plans to bring students to campus in the fall.

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University of Idaho President Tried to Propose Adding Men’s Swimming

President Chuck Staben reportedly had a plan that included adding men’s swimming to bring in tuition money from non-scholarship athletes.

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SwimSwam Podcast: How did Jenny Thompson win 12 Olympic Medals?

Jenny was kind enough to sit down with us and talk through her career, the high and low points, and give us some insight on how her 12 medals were earned

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Iowa, Michigan Announce Changes to 2020-21 Budgets

Iowa and Michigan both made announcements regarding projected deficits and ensuing budget reductions in the 2021 fiscal year.

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Division III Williams College Cancels Fall 2020 Sports Competitions

The school is the second in the NESCAC to cancel fall sports competitions, joining Bowdoin College, but will allow some small-group practicing.

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Arizona Rolls Back Pool Reopening Guidelines amid Coronavirus Outbreak

While the state has issued new guidelines, interpretations for municipal pools and swim teams seem to be coming largely at the local level.

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SwimSwam Podcast: Reece Whitley explains The Only Real Way Change Will Come

This is one of many instances in which Reece has started sharing his experiences in an effort to educate the community as to what black athletes go through

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